Stories Unveiled Podcast with Ashley Sears

Stories Unveiled Podcast with Ashley Sears

The Stories Unveiled Podcast finds purpose in women’s stories and living in freedom from the past. On each episode, you're invited into a conversation with host Ashley Sears and a friend. Ashley believes if an issue is addressed in the Bible, then it’s important to create a safe and supportive space to discuss it. While some of these conversations are not easy, they are worth having.


November 22, 2023 35 mins

Today, Vanessa MacDonald joins us in the studio for a conversation about starting over. She shares her experience with picking up her family and moving to follow where God has led them in ministry. She and Ashley chat about the struggles of getting uncomfortable, what it’s really like doing ministry with kids and how to find your people.

Vanessa is a wife, mom, and incredible friend. She loves her family fiercely and brings the fun...

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Today Hanna and Ashley are chatting about how to regain your life after burnout and overwhelm. Hanna will share how she reached a place of total burnout and practical ways we can make changes in our own lives to prevent it from happening again.

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Guest Stephanie Smith joins host Ashley Sears to deep dive into the nuances of how our upbringing influences the way we parent. They chat about family of origins, decisions we make growing up, and how those experiences have shaped who we are and how we raise our kids.

Stephanie Smith is an Idaho native, raised as a pastor's kid. She has a passion for helping people break chains and live in freedom. Steph is a songwriter, has an...

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Stories Unveiled Podcast with host, Ashley Sears, sponsored by Pure Desire Ministries. On today’s episode, Ashley is joined by Trevor Winsor and Nick Stumbo from Pure Desire to chat about their stories, their involvement with the ministry, and how understanding our stories in relationships help in our healing journey.

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Guest Riley Stewart joins Ashley Sears in the studio for episode 15 of The Stories Unveiled Podcast where she chats about the dating journey with her husband, unexpected health trials and what to do when circumstances are out of your control.

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In this episode, host Ashley Sears had Jess De Jong in the studio for a conversation about emotional health and leaning into loving others the way the Bible tells us to. 

Jess is a podcaster who believes in living boldly for Jesus. She is someone who prefers deep conversations and living authentically. When Jess isn’t helping people in the hospital she can be found in the great outdoors, hiking with her dog, camping, and backp...

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Ashli Fiola joins host Ashley Sears in the studio for a conversation about navigating how to work through when you don’t feel equipped to do the things that God has called you to do.

Ashli currently has the pleasure of leading women’s ministry in a local church in Boise, ID. She loves Jesus, coffee, and hearing what God is doing in women’s lives. And sometimes she enjoys all three at the same time. Ashli is a woman who leads by exa...

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Ashley Sears, founder of the Stories Unveiled Conference, welcomes guest Jennifer Howie for a conversation about the trauma of deception in marriage, rebuilding after a community scandal, and learning to love yourself through the eyes of Christ. 

Jenn Howie is a life coach, betrayal recovery coach, and body image coach. She has a passion for helping women live a life of freedom and to see themselves the way God sees them. Jenn is a...

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In this episode of the Stories Unveiled Podcast, Ashley's friend Allison Hoashi Temple joined her in the studio for a conversation about finding love again after betrayal and divorce. Allison gets real about rebuilding after divorce, finding yourself again, and learning to trust again.

Allison is passionate about being authentic. After spending many years protecting the image of her first marriage and fulfilling the role of wha...

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On this episode of the Stories Unveiled Podcast, host Ashley's long-time friend, Amanda Johnson, joined to have a vulnerable conversation about life beyond trauma and assault.

This conversation is raw and real. It addresses a well-known court case while deep diving into the reality of walking through public trauma and private pain. The two address mature topics, so this episode may require sensitive ears.

Amanda Johnson is a 5t...

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Host Ashley Sears sits down for a conversation with friend Rebekah Anne Perkins. In this episode they chat candidly about singleness, navigating the journey through dating, and ultimately, what it looks like to surrender to God when you feel your dreams aren’t coming true.

Rebekah Anne Perkins is a Christian Women’s Life Coach, speaker, and podcaster. She has spent the last 15 years helping women see their value in Christ and live ...

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Host Ashley Sears of The Stories Unveiled Podcast welcomes her husband, Asher Sears for episode 13, the final episode of Season 1. The two share their story, why Ashley started Stories Unveiled, and how they have built a stronger marriage despite all odds being against them. 

Asher is a business owner and ministry leader and he is passionate about helping men find freedom. He is a mountain man to his core and loves the outdoors, ba...

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On Episode 12 of The Stories Unveiled Podcast, host Ashley Sears had the privilege of being with Samantha Pinson. They chatted about devastating loss, living with purpose and God’s big miracles.

Samantha is such a remarkable young woman. Her husband was killed in action in 2019. She is raising 2 beautiful boys, runs the Boise chapter of Never Alone Widows Ministries and strives to live everyday with purpose because she understands ...

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Episode 11 of The Stories Unveiled Podcast has host, Ashley Sears, joining her friend, Nataliya Barbin. They had a conversation about defining your passion through loss, helping others in God-sized ways, and finding balance daily.

Nataliya is a "boy-mom" and small business owner who moved from Ukraine to the United States as a kid. She is passionate about helping people and seeing the beauty in them simply because God cre...

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Host Ashley Sears is joined by friend Katie Miller for a challenging, yet inspiring chat about the Biblical balance of truth and grace. What does that look like and how does that play out in relationships?

Katie is a mom to five children. She is a broker for a small real estate company and is married to a fire captain. She passionately seeks Jesus in everything she does and one of her favorite things to do is take walks on the rive...

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Episode 9 of The Stories Unveiled Podcast welcomes guest Krista Smith into the studio to have a candid conversation with host, Ashley Sears, about divorce, blended families and finding a church community.

Because divorce is nuanced and complicated, out of respect and to protect the integrity of this family, we will not be addressing the causes for divorce in this particular story. Instead, we will be focusing on the blessings that ...

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Episode 8 of The Stories Unveiled Podcast welcomes guest Lauren Church into the studio with host, Ashley Sears. The two women spoke about Lauren's business, and life principles that have been strengthened through scary and unexpected life injuries, and medical struggles.

Lauren is a wife, mom and business owner. Lauren and her husband, Jeff, own and operate Little Light Artisans which sells handcrafted jewelry and kitchenware that ...

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In this week's episode of 'Stories Unveiled,' we speak with Rose, a survivor of sexual assault and personal trauma who found healing and hope through incredibly tough times. Rose shares her brave and inspiring story of overcoming the pain and trauma of her past and finding strength and resilience through her desire to seek out light and truth through God.

Through her candid and heartfelt conversation with host, Ashley, Rose shares ...

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On Episode 6 of the Stories Unveiled podcast, host Ashley's friend, Amber Grant, comes to the studio to talk about raising kids with disabilities along with the challenges, unexpected blessings, and intentional purposes that comes with it. Amber is a wife, mom of two amazing boys, and an advocate for people with special needs.

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February 1, 2023 30 mins

In this episode, Ashley talks with her daughter Abby about what it's like to be a teenager in today's world. Topics include parenting relationships, peer pressure, as well as many more. 

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